Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu vulnerability (USN-1561-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Paul Mutton discovered that ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu incorrectly
handled the Twitter feed displayed during system installation. A
remote attacker could use this flaw to inject code into the Twitter
feed and read arbitrary files off the filesystem during system
installation. This flaw has been resolved in the Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
installation images by disabling the Twitter feed.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62039 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0956

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